The Gaston Ridge is a gold mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 5,069 feet.
About the MRDS Data:
All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 5,069 Feet (1,545 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 39.40083, -120.74056
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Gaston Ridge MRDS details
Primary: Gaston Ridge
Secondary: Gambrinus & California
Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not indicate a claim status and does not necessarily indicate an area is open to prospecting.
Time Period: 1928 - 1929
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Granite Altered & Silicified. Stoped For Width Of 50 - 75 Ft.
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. NE 1/4
Comment (Workings): EXTENSIVE WORKINGS, STOPES ETC.
Comment (Geology): AT GRANITE - BLUE CANYON CONTACT SLATE FOOTWALL, GRANITE HANGING WALL.
Comment (Deposit): PATENTED 148.12 ACRES ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Production): ORE VARIES FROM $2 - $50 AU/TON, AVG. $10 AU/TON
Comment (Deposit): VEINS, 2 - 10 FT. THICK GASTON; GAMBRINUS IS 4 - 6 FT. THICK, STRIKES N 20 E, DIPS 70 E. SEVERAL OTHER VEINS ON PROPERTY.
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1941 , MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 37 , NO. 3 , PL. 3 .
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1930 , SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION: REPORT XXVI OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES VOL. 26 , NO. 2 , P. 110 - 113 .
Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1919 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 16 , P. 170 - 173 .
Reference (Production): LOGAN, 1930